Natural Body Butter: What It Is And How To Choose

Trusted Health Products
Written By Abigail Wise / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

When we say natural body butter, we aren't saying to grab the block of butter from your fridge and rub it on your skin. No, we are talking about body butters, one of the most nourishing ways to treat your skin. Oftentimes, you can even just use a body butter as your skincare routine rather than using a 10-step process. 

What Are Body Butters?

Body butters have a much thicker consistency than normal lotions and moisturizers, so they may take a bit more work to rub into the skin than usual. However, body butters don't have any water in them, so they don't dry out your skin. They also last much longer.

Body butters have a variety of uses: body lotion, face care, foot moisturizer, and more. They can practically be used for any part of the body to give your skin a lively and radiant look and feel. While body butters begin in a solid form, they melt upon touch just as coconut oil does. To use body butters, let the body butter get soft then gently rub it into your skin. It will melt into the skin and be absorbed, leaving your skin feeling moisturized and refreshed.

How Do You Know Which One Is Right For You?

 There are so many body butters to choose from, and it is important that you find the one that is right for you. While they are all very moisturizing, some serve different purposes than others. For example, each body butter has a different texture, different benefits, different vitamins, different fatty acids, and different SPF amounts. 

Along with their different characteristics, body butters also have many different uses, and not all of them are just skin moisturizers. Body butters come in the form of lip balms, soaps, creams, hair care, and skin moisturizers.

To know which one is right for you, you must first know what you are looking for in a body butter. Is your skin dry? If so, you may want to find one that is more moisturizing. Are you looking for something that will protect your skin from the sun? Find one with a higher SPF. Go through the list of what your skin needs and find a body butter that suits those needs. Everyone's skin is different and needs different things, so look for what best fits your needs.

Top Ten Body Butters On The Market Today

(According to rank and style)

  1. Burt’s Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter ($12)
  2. Sky Organics Organic Shea Butter ($15)
  3. L’Occitane Moisturizing 25% Shea Butter Ultra-Rich Body Cream ($44)
  4. Josi Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter ($35)
  5. Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter ($15)
  6. Kiehl’s Since 1985 Crème De Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter ($39)
  7. Clinique Deep Comfort Body Butter ($32)
  8. Supergoop! Forever Young Body Butter with Sea Buckthorn ($34)
  9. Mama Mio The Tummy Rub Butter ($36)
  10. 10.Bliss Naked Body Butter ($12)

Looking for 100% chemical-free, all-natural nourishing face and body oils? Check out Earth & Elm Nourishing Face Oil and Earth & Elm Nourishing Body Oil. Subscribe to our Trusted Health Club newsletter for more information about natural living tips, natural health, oral health and skincare. If you are looking for more health resources make sure to check out the Trusted Health Resources list.

Written By:

Abigail Wise is an aspiring teacher, writer, and editor. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Education with an emphasis in Creative Writing as well as working towards her teaching credential. She hopes to receive her Masters of Arts in English as well as go on to be a full-time teacher, writer, and editor.

Reviewed By:

Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at

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